Medical tribology can be defined as the science of tribological phemena in the human body, both those that naturally occur in the tissues or organs and those that arise after implantation of an artificial device, while biomaterials are inert substances designed to be incorporated into living systems. Biomaterials and medical tribology brings together a collection of high quality articles and case studies focussing on new research and developments in these two important fields. The book provides details of the different types of biomaterial available, including metals, polymers and composites, while chapters in the latter half offer an analysis of friction, wear, lubrication and other related issues in specific applications.
Professor J. Paulo Davim is based in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Aveiro and Head of MACTRIB - Machining and Tribology Research Group. He has more than 25 years of teaching and research experience in manufacturing, materials and mechanical engineering with special emphasis in machining and tribology. He is the editor of five international journals, and serves as guest editor, editorial board member, reviewer and scientific advisor for many other international journals and conferences. He has also published over 350 articles in refereed international journals and conferences.